I love it when cell phone carriers fight for my business, it usually means I come out on top. Generally this results in a waived activation fee or a couple of free cases, but Sprint is taking it to a whole new level. How you ask? Great question, they are ready to offer you up to $400; all you have to do is sign up three (new) lines of service on an “Everything Data Share” or “Simply Everything Data” plan. In addition, you will have to sign a 2 year contract and must keep the lines open for at least 60 days. Once you have met the requirements Sprint will offer you $400 of in-store credit; which can then be used towards “qualifying devices.”
Does it sound too good to be true? Well it’s not really but there are some caveats. First of all, tablets, USB modems and accessories do not qualify for purchase with the $400. Secondly, you cannot receive a mail in rebate on a device if you are using the promotional cash to buy it. For example, if the phone you want is $250 with a mail-in rebate of $50, you will pay the full $250 and receive no additional rebates. Most importantly, one of the 3 lines you activate must be ported over from another carrier (a port is to transfer an active line of service). If you intend on porting your number, it cannot come from any of Sprint’s affiliates; like Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile.
That’s all the information we have for now. If you are interested in this promotion it’s rumored to begin on August 19th and would run through September 15th. So, who’s making the switch?!